Cocalico Youth Soccer Club

Coaching Resources

At the start of the Fall 2016 season EPYSA announced they were fully adopting the US Soccer player development initiative. The player development initiative includes specific rules for younger age groups that are implemented with the use of small sided games. The new rules are broken down as:

- 4v4 (U6 and U8 Programs)
- 7v7 (U9 and U10 Programs)
- 9v9 (U11 and U12 Programs)

The US Soccer standards for these groups are linked below:

EPYSA has made available the resources below to help coaches remain informed on these rules and promote best practices within their teams:

Explaining the 7v7 Build Out Line (Video)

Coaching with the 7v7 Build Out Line (Video)

Game Day Procedures Regarding Youth Heading (Video)

Intramural, Rec, and Select Practice Drills